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Conic Hill Walk

Experience the splendour of Scotland’s coast with this Conic Hill Walk.

A short stroll, this route makes a great way to discover hidden Scotland.

The Conic Hill walk provides panoramic views of Loch Lomond from the top of Conic Hill, making it a truly remarkable sight to be seen on a trip to Scotland.

Find this out-and-back Conic Hill hike in the village of Balmaha, also making a great base for exploring the nearby excitement of Glasgow.

Although this route is steep in parts, it is not considered to be particularly difficult, making it a great choice for a family day out with your canine companion.


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  • Dogs on leads
  • Child friendly
  • Hiking
  • Running


  1. Begin at the Conic Hill Car Park, heading to the back of the car park and turning right when you meet a T-junction in the path.
  2. Turn left at the next junction, following the path marked by the Thistles symbols of the West Highland Way.
  3. Follow through the treelined path before exiting through the gate.
  4. Follow the path upwards to climb a set of wooden steps, following the route between Conic Hill and the other.
  5. Continue along the West Highland Path to curve around two hills. Follow the route to climb across the northern flank of Conic Hill.
  6. Follow along the clear route before reaching a path. Take the right path here and continue.
  7. Once you arrive at the ridge, bear left to reach the highest point of the summit, or take the ridgeline to the right to reveal spectacular views.
  8. Retrace your steps to arrive back at the Conic Hill Car Park where you started.
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